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His anthology of updated Opednews articles "America is Not Broke" was published by Tayen Lane Publishing (March, 2015) and may be found here:
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Scott is former President of Common Ground-NYC (http://commongroundnyc.org/), a Geoist/Georgist activist group. He has written dozens of articles for Common Ground's national publication, GroundSwell, and has advocated for the Georgist Land Value Tax to public and political audiences.
He is also New York State Coordinator for the Public Banking Institute http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org/find_a_chapter, which seeks to promote Public Banking. The PBI is chaired by another OEN blogger, Ellen Brown. Scott has appeared on TV/Radio and in in-person Presentations to explain the principles of Georgism, Greenbacking, and State Banking. These may also be found on his personal blog: http://newthinking.blogspot.com/

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Scott was an I.T. Manager for a major New York university for over two decades where he earned a Certificate for Frontline Leadership.

He had a video game published in Compute! Magazine: http://www.atarimagazines.com/compute/issue55/dark.php

Scott is a graduate and adjunct faculty of the Henry George School of Social Science in New York City.

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Gary Johnson Wednesday, July 13, 2016 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Hillary Clinton needs Gary Johnson to Defeat Donald Trump It's a 4-way race now, and that matters. Clinton vs. Trump has a very different result when Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are factored in. Why the perjury investigation may benefit Bernie Sanders and even make him the eventual nominee.
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

Public Banking Institute Logo Thursday, June 16, 2016 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How to start a public bank: A Modeled Exercise Based on a contracted assignment from the Oakland, CA chapter of the Public Banking Institute, a real-world model was created to simulate a Public Bank for that city. Based on an established simple bank spreadsheet that considers a Public Bank's operating ratios, returns, 8-year performance, loan loss ratios, ROE, ROA etc. All figures taken from real amounts in CAFRs etc. New Hampshire is considered & compared.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views)

Surfer Dude Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Dem Nomination hangs on California, but CA just hangs out California has not counted nearly half its votes. These votes - over 2 million now - have to be hand-processed, and may potentially change the results, or at least strengthen Bernie Sanders bid. The question is, do we have time to wait until the state deadline of July 15th? Will Sanders wait?
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

MSM spotlights Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Wednesday, June 8, 2016 (19 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Despite Media Coronation, Hillary Clinton is NOT the Official Nominee (video) Hillary Clinton was coronated by the media and even herself last night, but she was not nominated and does not have enough pledged delegates. Other reasons why her campaign might yet derail...
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

Who Voted? Thursday, May 19, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Thousands of presidential primary votes already cast are not being officially counted Does your vote count? It might not depend on who's doing the counting. A state-by-state breakdown shows chronic under-counting in a dozen Democratic presidential contests.
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

MSM spotlights Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sanders blows away Clinton in West Virginia. What next? The contest tightens up, with momentum on Sanders side. Will it be enough to turn the tide and should the Democratic Party be looking at who can best defeat Donald Trump?
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

Donald Trump - Caricature Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Great Trump Sellout Begins... Trump goes trolling for dollars. He will appeal to the same donors he has campaigned against. Will they come around or will he turn-around?

Ted Cruz and John Kasich get together (Hook-Up) Crasich Saturday, May 7, 2016 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Have Ted Cruz & John Kasich really suspended their campaigns? Is it all over and is Trump really the presumptive nominee? Maybe not say some supporters and at least one conservative commentator.

Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump - Caricatures Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
After Indiana, what now? It's Clinton vs. Trump now...or is it? Sanders is in the rear view mirror, but closer than he appears. What could still derail the Clinton coronation...

The 1920 Bank of North Dakota Headquarters Saturday, April 30, 2016 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
It's Not the Oil & Gas: The Bank of North Dakota Scores 12th year of Record Profits The Bank of North Dakota achieves its 12th year of record growth, obliterating critics who said it was all about the gas and oil.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views) (View All Series)

Harriet Tubman on the Money Friday, April 22, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Replacing American Liberty on the $20 bill The replacing of president Jackson on the $20 bill is more than just a re-balancing of history. And it is also less than the populist change than it appears. It has as much to do with supplicating the pro-banker forces as appeasing the anti-racist ones.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views)

Cuban Canadian Ted Cruz Thursday, April 14, 2016 (93 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Canadian Born Ted Cruz fools a lazy court to continue his quest for the presidency Ted Cruz is a Canadian born citizen, probably ineligible to be President/Vice President. Conservative? Family man? It looks more like Cruz is a cruising swinger with an open marriage (his wife supposedly knows about his affairs and has told his staff it's OK with her).
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

America is Not Broke, but does anyone care? Tuesday, April 12, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America Is Not Broke, Revisited 4 economic super-reforms are bigger than anything being talked about on the campaign trail. They would change everything for the better forever and dramatically. What are they and why aren't they being discussed?
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views) (View All Series)

Donald Trump Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Donald Trump's Bold, Progressive Idea to end ISIS, reduce dependency on M.E. oil and even save the planet Donald Trump threatens to get off of Saudi Arabian oil, perhaps the most progressive foreign policy espoused in the presidential race, from EITHER Republicans or Democrats. Actions have good consequences, even if you're The Donald.

Bernie Sanders for President Sunday, March 27, 2016 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bernie has swept the last 6 states: Who's Losing Now? More voters are feeling the Bern. Sanders has quietly taken over the momentum in the Democratic race, and is steamrolling Hillary Clinton with 2:1, 3:1, and even 4:1 victories. Separately, delayed counting makes it look like Sanders is doing worse than he is.

Republican Senators Pledge to Reject Whoever Obama Nominates to Supreme Court Sena Tuesday, March 22, 2016 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Republican Senators are violating their Oath of Office by refusing to consider any Supreme Court nominee The Senate Republicans, with a few exceptions, have sworn to reject ANY supreme court nominee made by president Obama. At the same time, they had previously sworn to uphold the Constitution. One of these oaths is in conflict with the other, and the result is a felony for which these Senators can and should be arrested.

Donald Trump - Caricature Monday, March 21, 2016 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Land Worth=GDP and enough to replace all taxes with Land Rent Two new studies show there is enough value in land to be able to use land rent to replace all other taxes. This has particular pertinence now, when one of the country's biggest land developers is leading a populist Republican race for president. Will Trump start collecting the land rent for the people instead of people like himself?
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views)

Hillary - These allegations are false. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Hillary Clinton crime that won't go away with the nomination Hillary Clinton had a personal server set up in her house instead of using the secured government-run server. Whatever you think of Clinton, this was a breach of a very serious law and it could throw not just the election, but the entire country into turmoil.

Ted Cruz-nocchio Tuesday, March 8, 2016 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Canadian Ted Cruz cruising to victory? Ted Cruz is a serial liar, megalomaniac and fraud. He makes Donald Trump look clean and honest by comparison.

Friday, February 26, 2016      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Christina Romer refutes Gerald Friedman's analysis of Bernie Sanders economic plan: A Rebuttal & Observation The wonks are warring over Sanders proposals. Are they looking at all the factors fairly? A possible policy addition is proposed too.

New Congresional Candidate, Timothy Canova Saturday, January 9, 2016 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tim Canova: A Progressive Alternative to the Debbie Wasserman Shultz "Machine" Candidate A new progressive runs against Debbie Wasserman Shultz in Florida's 23rd District.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views) (View All Series)

Cover of America is Not Broke Friday, November 20, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
My Campaign to Change the World (and also sell some books) Changing the world while selling your book. An exercise in Publicity. Using a publicist, I try to promote economic reform over a 3-month campaign. The results are in...
Series: Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views) (View All Series)

TPP Leesburg Rally Friday, November 13, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
This is the kind of anti-consumer legislation to expect under TPP A concrete example of what we will lose if TPP passes, and what we are already losing under similar but weaker deals and the WTO, with comments by Senator Schumer.

Existing oil pipeline is robust and over-capacity already Saturday, November 7, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The rejection of the Keystone Pipeline: Why Now? Next Big Future: "In 2015 US denies oil market access to its ally Canada but grants access to Iran." Why now?

TPP Leesburg Rally Saturday, November 7, 2015 (16 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Terrible Policy for the People (TPP) The TPP is not all it's cracked up to be, it's much worse. An analysis of part of chapter 17, and public and candidate positions on the agreement.
Series: TPP (3 Articles, 6790 views)

Monday, October 26, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Updated: Debt No More! How Obama can defeat Austerity Thugs by Using the Constitution and Debt-Free Money Trillion dollar coin, greenbacks, or something else? The president has not just the right, but the DUTY, to pay our debts, despite the unconstitutional debt-ceiling imposed by Congress. There is broad support from economists, the constitution and fairness.

The Country is turning Red Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Losing debates and losing strategies There are several ways to score a debate. Some of them refect the will of the voters and some don't. The same can be said for the strategies of the political parties.

Federal vs. Family Budget Friday, October 9, 2015 (13 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
America Urgently Needs an Unbalanced Budget Taking on the Republican establishment - Rep. Vern Buchanan (F-FL16) I wrote a counter editorial that appeared in the Tennessee Cleveland Banner. Here's why balancing the budget is a bad idea and why it leads to recessions, why governemnt spending can be good and promote growth, and how it does not even have to increase the debt.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5485 views), Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views) (View All Series)

bitcoin accepted here Sunday, September 20, 2015 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Bank of England's Digital Currency proposal is part of the War on Cash Digital currency proposals by the Bank of England and some of the largest banks are a new attempt to extract wealth from the 99%, usurping their original anti-bank purpose.

Is there a Money Tree? Tuesday, August 25, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Rebuttal to Doom-and-Gloom forecasts such as Debt Collapse: The Decline and Fall of the USA We do not have to submit to debt default or to austerity. We have all the resources we will ever need, if we learn where to look.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), CAFR reform (5 Articles, 22835 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views) (View All Series)

Bernie Sanders - Painting Tuesday, August 18, 2015 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bernie vs. Donald The conventional wisdom was always more about the media than the voters. Here's why it'll be Sanders vs. Trump after the primaries.
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

Greeks face off.  What happens when the police switch sides? Friday, July 31, 2015 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Real Lessons in Greek for Leftists The Greeks are in line for another bailout, or are they? Who is really getting bailed out here? What can Greece do to prevent capital flight? The answers here...
Series: Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5184 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views) (View All Series)

Will a Grexit cause a European collapse? Friday, July 3, 2015 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Varoufakis: Vote NO on Sunday's Referendum AND Stay in the EU There's a critical vote coming for the Greek people Sunday, one that may shape the future of Europe and even the world. Yet, the actual object of the vote is poorly understood and interpreted differently by those presenting it and those voting upon it.
Series: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5184 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views) (View All Series)

Fred Foldvary Monday, June 15, 2015 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A rebuttal to those who discount the Multiplier Effect of spending on Social Security The Money Multiplier is real and demonstrates why Social Security payments are a net positive for the economy. Herein, a rebuttal to a well-known economist who refuses to see it.
Series: Social Security (4 Articles, 5485 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views)

BookExpo America - May 29-31, 2014 NYC May 29-31, 2014 Javits Center, New York Cit Friday, May 29, 2015 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New York City Book Expo = Book Exposure The NYC Book Expo: promise and pitfalls in a changing industry and my own reactions as a struggling author to it.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views)

Social Security Card - Illustration Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (18 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Asking "How to pay for Social Security" is Asking the Wrong Question Although the economic literature, pundit bloviating, and ideological rants, love to ask "How to pay for Social Security," they are all asking the wrong question. The right question is "What is the Social Security Multiplier?" By understanding this, it becomes obvious that Social Security is one of the best investments government can make.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Social Security (4 Articles, 5485 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views) (View All Series)

Special Earth Day Webinar .Progress and Inequality in the 21st Century. Andrew Maz Monday, May 4, 2015 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Discussing the views of Piketty on inequality, with an eye towards Henry George (Video included) I was asked to be a co-host for a Webinar discussion by president of the Henry George School of Social Sciences in New York City, Andrew Mazzone on April 22, 2015. We discussed the views of Thomas Piketty, Yanis Varoufakis and Henry George on the economic issues of today.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views)

A $1m condo pays 100X the property tax rate of a $100m condo. The difference is capitalized into the price Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Land Tax Justice at last in NYC?; My new Book The shocking discrepancy between what the rich pay in property taxes and what the 99% pays (as much as 100X). From a Sendout to two activist groups - Public Banking and Georgist group Common Ground-NYC. Presentations & announcements included.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views) (View All Series)

Tweet from Twitter User Malakarenovatio Monday, March 23, 2015 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As goes Greece, so goes the world Greece and its unconventional "People's Finance Minister" Yanis Varoufakis, continue to be under the timed gun to refinance Greece before the money runs out, or time to do anything. Here is his latest public blog post, my response based on an earlier interview of him in late 2013, and some alternatives then and now which could be considered.
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views), Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5184 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views) (View All Series)

Your Next Step Conference 96 Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (58 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Netanyahu - The Speech and a practical response The speech has been made. It was well-received by those hearing it. But progressives must listen and then propose alternatives in keeping with our views and values, while recognizing legitimate security concerns of all the valid participants in the region. Here is one such set of proposals.
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 10801 views)

House of Cards: Season 3 Monday, March 2, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Who owns American Debt? Who buys our debt and are they just shells for the Fed? Truth is stranger than fiction, but Netflix's "House of Cards" may be more truthful than the real life Administration. What we can learn from both.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views) (View All Series)

Federal Reserve Bank protest in Charlotte Friday, February 27, 2015 (55 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons why the Federal Reserve is not a Government Agency What is the Federal Reserve? Public or private institution or some hybrid? Does it, or can it, serve the public interest? And if it is abolished, what should take its place?
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views) (View All Series)

Yanis_Varoufakis_on_Subversive_Festival.jpg: Yanis Varoufakis on Subversive Festiva Sunday, February 8, 2015 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Greece or the EU Blink first? Greece, and especially its charismatic and brilliant Finance Minister, Yanis Varoufakis, are going up against the European Austerity Powers that Be. Who will blink first? There is not much time to find out with a repayment due by the end of the month that Greece cannot pay.
Series: Greek Economics (4 Articles, 5184 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views) (View All Series)

Gold Bars:  Enough to save a country? Monday, January 26, 2015 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is Russia trying to Short the Dollar by Buying Gold? Is Russia engaged in a "Grand Master" chess type strategy to strengthen its assets by buying gold, or just hedging its bets? What will the recent Geek Syriza victory mean to the world's currency markets and economies?

Belgian protest against austerity turns violent Tens of thousands of trade unionis Saturday, December 27, 2014 (30 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Massive General Strikes Portend Possible Collapse Belgium is having a general Strike to strike back at draconian austerity cuts that are crippling not just Belgium, but all of Europe. This may show the way towards reversing the failed policies of the bank-led governments, but if not, there are alternatives, presented here.

Silver Banking? The Free Lakota Bank  (Beware! Turns out it's a Scam!!!) Warning! Wednesday, December 24, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Going off the reservation: investing in the Free Lakota Bank Beware of anti-government banks selling bullion. It may be bulls%^t. An analysis of the Free Lakota Bank paints a cautionary tale and shows why a well-regulated public bank is a much better option.

Democratic Donkey & Republican Elephant - Caricatures Friday, December 12, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Obama Spending Bill compromise: a Portent of the Future Obama's latest cave to Republicans, in the anti-citizen spending bill, is just the most recent sign of what we can expect when the Republicans take control of both houses, after stealing the elections.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views)

Eric Gerner being held on the ground in an illegal chokehold Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
No Justice for Eric Garner A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer. Is there NOTHING the police can do that will result in a trial or conviction?

Chinese High Speed trains are going all over the world Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (25 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China builds infrastructure and allies while America destroys both China realizes that countries that trade together, stay together, and it is putting its State Banks behind a worldwide effort to modernize countries that we've given up on, or even destroyed the infrastructure of. It is no wonder China is starting to outrank America in international opinion, as it builds what America destroys.

A major reform of money creation will be debated November 20, 2014 in the U.K. Parliment Saturday, November 15, 2014 (47 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Is this the end of debt-money at last? A major 3-hour debate on where money comes from will take place November 20 in the U.K. Parliament, on live TV, with mainstream political and media figures for the first time questioning the need for debt-based money.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Sovereign Money (19 Articles, 44856 views) (View All Series)

Democratic Donkey & Republican Elephant - Caricatures Monday, November 10, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why The Election does Not represent American Majority Opinion Americans are in love with democratic elections. At least in theory. In practice, our choices have so discouraged us, that many, if not most, Americans have given up on the political system, or tried to work around it. For those who still harbor fantasies that elections reflect the Will of the People, read on.
Series: Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

Voters vote progressive, when given specific choices. Thursday, November 6, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Progressive victories on Ballot Items Voters choose Yes on progressive ballot referendums, countering conservative candidate choices.

Alanna Hartzok for Congress in PA's 9th Saturday, October 25, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PA Congressional Candidate Alanna Hartzok stages Modern Day Paul Revere tour for Airplane Safety The following articles are about the Hartzok for Congress Press Conferences held in four locations (10/14/14) on the "Paul Revere Ride" throughout PA Congressional District 9 to alert citizens of the failure of Congressman Bill Shuster to bring forward for a House vote the crucially important Saracini Aviation Safety Act.
Series: Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views), Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

From Hartzok for Congress Website Monday, October 13, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Congressman Shuster's Failure To Act Threatens Airline Safety Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA9) continues to stall commonsense legislation in his subcommittee that could add an extra layer of protection to the vital cockpit area, against hijacking. His opponent in Pennsylvania's 9th District is fighting back, with a press conference including 9/11 widows and experts in airplane safety.
Series: Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views), Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views)

The Elephant in the Room is the hedge fund Tuesday, October 7, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Pension Fund Giant Calpers divests itself of Hedge Funds, citing underperformance and opacity The news was greeted with shock by some, while others wondered what took so long. In perhaps the first of many shoes to drop on the hedge fund industry, the largest U.S. pension fund, CalPERS (California Public Retirement System) announced it will sell all of its hedge fund investments within 12 months. Media stories on this announcement were quick to cite lagging performance of these funds over the past year.
Series: Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Public Banking (36 Articles, 107717 views)

War: Who is it Good For? Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (23 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
War: Is Instability the Goal? I've come to the difficult but unavoidable conclusion, based on the evidence of repeated regime change "failures" - as they seem to any sane person - that what Obama and the neo-cons really want is to break the Middle East.
Series: War (1 Articles, 1993 views)

China Economic Growth vs. the U.S. to 2030 Saturday, September 27, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
China shifts taxes to Land China has made a major shift to taxation on Land, especially in those areas with the most speculative fever, their largest cities. This will not only enhance revenue, it will provide the final link in the well-managed Chinese economy, and may spell the end of Western economic dominance, even sooner than currently forecast.
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Georgism (36 Articles, 74500 views) (View All Series)

244ag - Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER; 9M-MRD@ZRH;06.07.2003 Wednesday, September 10, 2014 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Conservative Reporter Bill Still says it was NOT the Russians who shot down MH17, it was the Ukrainians In this detailed video, Monetary Reformer, one-time Libertarian Presidential candidate, and heavily pro-American (as he explains in the first minute) Bill Still admits he was "probably wrong" about his initial assessment that it was the Russians who shot down MH17 over the Ukraine. He shows photographic evidence of 30MM cannon fire, which could only have come from an attack plane like the kind the Ukraine is using.

Fish rots from the head Thursday, September 4, 2014 (12 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Fish Rots from the Head The official numbers for inflation present a case for low inflation. Wage and income inflation is disinflationary, and since the turn of the century even deflationary. The expansionary monetary policy of the Fed is based on the perception that the policy is justified by low employment levels and the above measurements of inflation. But what if the Fed is looking at the wrong metrics?
Series: Banking (17 Articles, 31550 views), Economic Reform (95 Articles, 208587 views), Politics (42 Articles, 130138 views) (View All Series)

Supporting Israel in the USA Friday, August 8, 2014 (191 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
10 Reasons Progressives Ought to support Israel, even now A lot of liberals or progressives are confused about supporting Israel, or outright opposed to doing so, especially now, when the current conflict, Operation Defensive Edge, with Hamas has eclipsed the carnage and damage of the last big battle, Operation Cast Lead, in 2012. However, here are 10 Reasons that progressives ought to be interested in regarding Israel
Series: Middle East Articles (6 Articles, 10801 views)

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